Wednesday, August 22, 2012

British Activity At Green Bay

The preface of the Dickson and Grignon papers--1812-1815, stated that "the following letters [of Robert Dickson and Louis Grignon]...throw much light on the history of what is now Wisconsin, during the war of 1812-15....".  An example of the letters below, this one from Dickson (to John Lawe from Dickson's station at Sandwich [Canada] on August 21, 1813):

Robert Dickson was a British Indian agent for the Western District and Louis Grignon was a fur trader and lieutenant under Robert Dickson in the Indian Department, among other vocations in early Wisconsin.

A more thorough history of the Grignon family here, including Charles A. Grignon, whose mansion is now an historic site.

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